Daylight robbery in Pionierspark

14 November 2017 | Crime

Two armed assailants robbed a G4S cash-in-transit van at the Westlane Lifestyle Centre in Pionierspark Extension 1 yesterday morning around 09:00. The robbers got away with N$487 320.

“I was looking for a parking spot and as I stopped at the pedestrian crossing, I saw the G4S truck parked at the entrance,” a witness said. “I saw how one of the robbers tackled the security guard and pushed him to the floor. The driver of the vehicle was still behind the wheel and I saw one of the robbers fire at the window on the driver's side. The window shattered.

“The robbers then grabbed two boxes, one black and one blue, from the back of the vehicle and ran right past my car, aiming their weapons at me.”

The witness said they jumped into a gold-coloured vehicle that “looked like a Toyota Yaris”.

He told Namibian Sun that one of the robbers hit another vehicle with the blue box, which then fell. However, the getaway car was already in motion and the second robber left that box, jumped into the car and they drove in the direction of the city.

He said the robbers were brazen enough not to wear balaclavas and their faces were visible.

“If there are security cameras they should be easy to catch.”

Dries Kannemeyer, the managing director of G4S, confirmed the robbery and police spokesperson Edwin Kanguatjivi yesterday confirmed that almost N$500 000 was taken.

The police also confirmed that one shot was fired but that no one was injured.

TANJA BAUSE

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